The Truth Of My Addiction

The Truth Of My Addiction

It is almost impossible to imagine what it is like in life to reach the point when you actually want to die. Life is the most precious gift and yet something had driven me to want to throw it away and it seemed like the only and by far the best option.  My rock...
Beer No More

Beer No More

After sixteen years of it being my favourite hobby, I called time on my drinking career in November 2018. This blog is not an attempt to preach about teetotalism. Instead, I hope some reflection on the realities of abstaining from alcohol will give readers further...
Our Friend Andy

Our Friend Andy

Last week our friend Andy Godden passed away after a battle with bowel cancer. Whilst his passing has prompted feelings of sadness and loss it will be the uplifting inspiration of his conduct during the illness that will be the lasting memory. He explains his own...
No More Lies

No More Lies

“I am grateful to be an alcoholic.” It was those words that caused me to walk out of my first AA meeting.This is about how I got to that point on June 24th, 2016, what has happened since and how accepting I had a problem….an illness undoubtedly saved my...
Rain Never Quite Stopped Play

Rain Never Quite Stopped Play

IT was as I was looking down from my bedroom window one Saturday night that the true oddness of the situation truly dawned on me. There, in my garden, attempting to crawl into a two-man pop-up tent – the sort teenagers might take to festivals – with his wife...
Cricket And The Lonely Boy

Cricket And The Lonely Boy

I spend most of my life doing this. I’m either the guy lying in the foreground or one of the guys in the middle, waiting impatiently for everyone to take up their positions so we can start a game of cricket (haven’t you been waiting all week for this too!?).Cricket is...